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President Tinubu not aware Nigerians are hungry – Senator Ndume

Senate Chief Whip, Ali Ndume, has said that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is not aware of the hardship Nigerians are facing.

Ndume who spoke to journalists at the National Assembly complex in Abuja on Wednesday, said those around Tinubu have fenced him off so he doesn’t know that people are angry.

According to him, the president is just in the Aso Villa and they are feeding him with lies and stopping him from talking to the people.

The lawmaker made this remark after the resolution of the senate, which advised the federal government to address the hunger in the land or face the wrath of the people.

Ndume had co-sponsored a motion moved by Chairman, Committee on Senate Services, Senator Sunday Karimi, titled, “Urgent need to address food insecurity and market exploitation of consumables in Nigeria.”

He said; “Mr President is not in the picture of what is happening outside the villa. He has been fenced off and caged. So many of us won’t go through the backdoor to engage him.

“Now, they have stopped him from talking and he doesn’t have any public affairs managers, except for his spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale, who writes press statements.

“Nigerians are getting very, very angry. The government is not doing anything about the food scarcity and it needs to do something urgently. We don’t have a food reserve.

“There is unavailability of food. Food crisis is the worst crisis that any nation can encounter. If we add that to the security crisis, it will be severe”.